Soldiers’ Angels Announces Advisory Council Leadership

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National military and veteran charity launches strategic initiative to boost fundraising and executive support ahead of its 15th anniversary.

The Soldiers’ Angels board has carefully selected these founding members of our Advisory Council for the passion, character, and commitment that they bring to our organization.

Soldiers’ Angels has announced the creation of the Soldiers’ Angels Advisory Council to help the nonprofit organization continue to grow its advocacy, public outreach, fundraising and organizational capacity. Kurt Jensen, managing director of Harvard Group International, has been named chairman of the Soldiers’ Angels Advisory Council, and will help to recruit additional members to support the organization in this capacity.

Other founding members of the Soldiers’ Angels Advisory Council include:

  • Dondi Dix: Vice President of Human Resources, Talent, and Organizational Development for Dairy Farmers of America, and United States Army Veteran
  • Jonathan Mullins: Former Executive Sales and Operations Leader within the Financial Services Industry, and United States Army Veteran
  • David Rast, SPHR: Human Resources Director, Lenbrook Square Foundation, and United States Navy, Retired
  • William Rubiano: Owner and CEO, Global One Training Group, and United States Army Veteran
  • Diane Wilhelm, PMP: Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, United States Army Veteran and United States Military Academy (West Point) graduate

“The Soldiers’ Angels board has carefully selected these founding members of our Advisory Council for the passion, character, and commitment that they bring to our organization,” said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels. “They include military veterans and experienced industry leaders who will help champion our mission and expand our support.”

Soldiers’ Angels is actively growing its Advisory Council, and hopes to add another 15 members in the coming months. Members have several roles and responsibilities including achieving an annual fundraising goal, and advocating for Soldiers’ Angels and our nation’s service members, wounded heroes, and veterans of all generations.

“It is my honor and privilege to serve in this role and help Soldiers’ Angels find qualified candidates who share our passion and desire to support members of the military community in this meaningful way,” said Jensen. “With more executive awareness and stewardship, Soldiers’ Angels can continue the programs and services that impact the lives of so many.”

Soldiers’ Angels has earned a reputation as one of the highest-rated nonprofit organizations in the country. Founded in 2003, Soldiers’ Angels is poised to celebrate its fifteen-year legacy of demonstrated commitment to military service members, veterans, and military families around the world. It has earned a 98% efficiency rating, and maintains a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Soldiers’ Angels has been named a Top-Rated Nonprofit from GreatNonprofits and Four-Star Charity from Charity Navigator. It also meets all 20 Standards for Accountability from the Better Business Bureau.

If you are interested in joining the Soldiers’ Angels Advisory Council, please contact Kurt Jensen at kjensen(at)harvardsearch(dot)com or 404-953-1141, or Jason Fields at jfields(at)harvardsearch(dot)com or 770-545-9077.

About Soldiers’ Angels: Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and the growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-058-3415). Headquarters address is 2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310 San Antonio, TX 78217. Learn more at

About Harvard Group International (HGI): Harvard Group International (HGI) is the leading performer in the industry for retained executive and professional search in the United States. Since 1997, the team has worked in almost every industry, and across all job functions and management levels. Whether by partnering with clients to identify, evaluate, and bring forward top-tier professionals who can directly and immediately contribute tangible improvements, or by creating tailored solutions to tough business problems, HGI is dedicated to helping clients succeed.

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